Booking open for A Beautiful Childhood course

Montessori. Steiner-Waldorf. Forest School. Unschooling. You’ve heard people talking about these approaches. You’ve noticed #waldorfinspired, #natureplay and #montessoriathome. You’ve read a few blog posts, and they all sound good – but you’re still not quite sure what is behind these approaches beyond the beautiful wooden toys, lovingly presented trays, and Pinterest-worthy outdoor crafts. You want…

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Frida turns three! Gifts for a three year old.

Last week Frida turned three. Three! My tiny baby. Suffice to say that I got very emotional and may have cried several times. Somehow three – this definitive leap away from toddlerhood, from being a baby – has affected me much more than previous birthdays. She is truly a little girl now. A pre-schooler (pre-homeschooler?).…

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Rhythm in the Home course announced

As a parent, life with a young child can sometimes feel chaotic and overwhelming. Juggling naps, work, chores, playdates, and setting up pinterest-worthy activities for your child can feel like a challenge – let alone finding time for self care, reflection, and connection. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Creating a strong, dependable…

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January reading list

Hello on this soggy January day; the perfect day for curling up with a mug of something warm and delicious (anyone else missing the Christmas mulled wine?) and reading something good. Here are some articles I have been enjoying recently, and I hope you will too. Put the kettle on and join me: Why Modern-Day…

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Waldorf window star tutorial 

I love making Waldorf stars. They look so beautiful when stuck to a window, and are especially magical when catching the pale winter light. They are deceptively easy to make, and are lovely decorations all year round. Below I have given step-by-step instructions to make a simple, eight-pointed Waldorf star, but there are many variations…

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Montessori Gifts for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

With the festive season fast approaching, I have updated my Montessori-friendly gift guide. I hope you find it useful! Below are a selection of toys I feel pretty sure would be welcomed by any family with an interest in the Montessori ethos –  or actually, any family at all. They are well made, beautiful, mostly made of…

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In praise of good quality art materials: Stockmar and Lyra review

Art is an important part of our daily rhythm at the moment, with Frida choosing to work with her paints, pencils, crayons and modelling clay most days – sometimes more than once. She has free access to paints, water, pencils, crayons, paper, and felt tips (you can see our current set up here), and tends…

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